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July 22nd, 2001

Embarrassing Ping Blunders

Capitalizing on Ryan’s Embarrassing Email Blunders yesterday, there are a couple of Ping-based blunders I’d like to share with you.

The most recent blunder was when I first set a Ping in motion on my Cube. I was using BBEdit and didn’t properly set it up to work with our files… but uploaded everything anyway, totally unaware. The result was a freakish looking Ping: only my picture and the Add Comments section appeared in the main area on the page. Everything else? Blank. It was very, very scary.

On one other occasion, I totally zapped one of my old Pings from existance while editing it. I never did recover the file, because the backups between myself and Ryan were out of sync. I ended up rewriting the original on-the-fly, because I pledged my life to the Ping, as you know. (For fun, see if you can find which one it is!) -pm

Posted in Technology

FROM: Robert
DATE: Sunday July 22, 2001 -- 1:01:22PM
I've certainly pulled some comment blunders in my days as a Pinger.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Sunday July 22, 2001 -- 2:08:42PM
One blunder of mine came last week when I told Paul I'd cover making his Ping live while he was on vacation... forgetting that I'd be on vacation, too. Thanks to Pinger Rob for covering our vacationing arses during that time.

Another embarrassing blunder came with yesterday's Ping when "embarrassing" was spelled with only one "r" for a few minutes after being posted.

DATE: Saturday January 1, 2005 -- 3:30:11 pm

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